Meet the Team
Sales and Lettings
John Warburton RLM ARLA Fellow – Business Owner
Hello, I'm John and my wife & I own Belvoir Leamington Spa! I have personally been operating in the industry for 21 years ... and counting! After working for the previous owner for many years, my wife & I decided to buy the business when he retired, this we did 1st August 2012! Since this time, we have grown the business from a team of 6 to a team of 18. We are desperately proud of our family-owned, family-run business and we hold each and every team member very dear as without them, we would not have the success we have! None of our team are 'staff', they are all 'team members' and part of our 'Belvoir family' here in beautiful Leamington Spa! I am a 'local lad' so my knowledge of the area and surrounding towns is vast! I am also an 'aged MOD' and love my two 1963 original GS Vespas, of which I often can be seen riding to and from viewings/meetings! My son works for us now and has 'learnt the ropes fast'! Please feel free to contact us or pop by…even if its just to see my Vespas!
Sue Warburton MARLA – Business Owner & Office Manager
Hi, I'm Sue, Johns wife and we are the proud owners of Belvoir Leamington Spa! I worked in Sales for several years and then I became an Air Stewardess for 17 years before we purchased Belvoir. Needless to say, I love travelling but my biggest love is for animals! John & I have 2 dogs, Tommy & Jack Warburton and our 'Grandog' Ralphie Warburton who we steal as often as we can! We see our business as part of our family and any team members who join us are treated as a Belvoir family member! We have an amazing team and we are desperately proud of each one of them! I am also a Board member for our local BID as we are passionate about our town and its locality please see below: Leamington's Business Improvement District is a ‘not for profit’ Limited Company which is led by business people trading in the town. The BID Leamington Board of Directors comprises up to 15 members who are passionate about Leamington Spa and its future. Thirteen of the members are business owners or managers who are elected by the levy payers and two are representatives from the local authorities; one from Warwick District Council and one from Warwickshire County Council. The Directors are not waged and meet every six weeks to ensure that the Business Plan is delivered by the two full-time employees of BID Leamington - Stephanie Kerr, Executive Director and Alison Shaw, Project Coordinator.
Conor Warburton – New Business Manager & Digital Media Executive
I completed my degree at Nottingham Trent University and then joined the family business with my father and stepmother Sue! Prior to joining the business I travelled around Australia, New Zealand & Hawaii with my girlfriend. I enjoy keeping Belvoir at the forefront of innovation, online presence, and new business. I also enjoy meeting new people and creating personal relationships with landlords/vendors and tenants. I'm a keen property renovator/flipper! I love golf, football and my dog Ralphie!
Alfie Aldridge – Sales Executive
I'm Alfie, I've been with Belvoir for just over 2 years now. Outside of work I like to play football, go to the gym and spend time with family and friends. I find great pride in my Sales role; I am also a 'local lad' and have great understanding of the locality. My grandfather has his own portfolio of properties and I have been very much involved in the processes and procedures over the years of buying & selling, it's become a deep passion of mine! Please call me or drop by the office, even just if you want a chat about your property and the area! 07814 378 184
Mia Byford – Sales Associate
I'm Mia and I have been with Belvoir since 2016. I started as an apprentice in the Student Lettings team and I am now working in the Sales department. I enjoy working in the property industry as you meet people from all walks of life. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exploring new places and teaching myself new skills.
Tracey Marsh MARLA – Lettings Manager
I started work at 18 after my A-levels as a mortgage underwriting assistant alongside working towards my dance teaching qualifications. After being made redundant in 2008 I enjoyed temp jobs in telesales and financial services as well as part time teaching. Once a fully qualified dance teacher, I taught all ages full time for 12 years (as well as running my own school for the last 4) before accepting a job at Belvoir Leamington Spa as letting negotiator in 2017. I am now Lettings manager and work with an amazing team.
Debbie Byrne MARLA – Lettings Consultant
I started my working life as a dental Nurse but realised very quickly that was not the career for me after I realised I am very squeamish. After that I have spent most of my working life in a sales environment for 15 years I worked for a major magazine company and I also spent 5 years working for a company who sold lovely Christmas and Gift lines which was perfect for me as my friends and family would confirm I am Mrs Christmas. Over the years I have learnt that in any role the most important thing is good communication and if you treat people as you would like to be treated yourself things mostly go well. That is why I joined Belvoir. They are a family run business who are very customer focused and they genuinely care about their team.
Keri Waghorn – Senior Lettings Negotiator
My name is Keri. A little about me... I attended university for three years, went travelling after that, found my love for property and haven't left since. I have always been obsessed with animals of any kind but nothing compares to the family beagle, Annie! I love long walks (with Annie, or any dog), spending time with my close ones, picnics and sunbathing! Something I always believe in is never take anything personally and if someone isn't nice, it is a reflection of them. Believe in yourself and good luck will come your way!
Lauren Martin – Lettings Assistant
I worked at Belvoir during its infancy before John took the reigns and joined forces with his wife Sue to grow the business into what it is today. After a spell out of full time work to raise my two daughters as a stay at home mum, I have returned to join this award winning team and Business. I'm passionate about dancing and spend my free time attending fitness classes based on ballroom and latin dance moves. I'm a huge music fan and I love the mod movement and anything related to that.
Sylvia Klec – Student Manager
Hi, I'm Sylvia and I am a big cat lover! I like going on challenging hikes, camping, kayaking & wild swimming. I also enjoy circus/aerial arts and hula hooping, spending time with friends and family and attending music gigs. I've been with the Belvoir family at Leamington for 4.5 years!
Hannah Wade – Student Ambassador
Hi I am also Hannah and I work in our busy student department! I am hard working and enjoy meeting the students as their lives are all so varied and they come from all over the globe! I enjoy cooking and swimming in my spare time. I enjoy adventuring out on long weekend getaways when I get the chance!
Lucy Virgoe – Student Ambassador
I’m Lucy, and I’m currently doing an apprenticeship at Belvoir Leamington in our student team! I grew up by the moors in Devon where I’d go climbing and I’ve recently started surfing, both are a great passion of mine. I would love to travel the world someday as i love exploring new places and cultures.
Carol Thomas – Property Manager
I'm Carol and I joined Belvoir Leamington in February 2019. I'm a Mum of 2 amazing girls and Nanny to 2 adorable Gran kids. I love spending time with family and friends and going to see bands playing. I went to my first festival last year and it will not be the last. Recently I've enjoy walking in the woods with the gran kids and exploring the countryside.
Steve Ward – Accountant
Hello, I'm Steve and I have been working for John & Sue since they purchased the business in 2012. I am a qualified accountant and I worked at JLR for 28 years in various managerial Finance roles until retirement. I was in a local band in the mid 70's but left when I got married. I still enjoy music, not so much modern music but more the 60's, 70's and 80's style, and still play the piano on a regular basis. When not working at Belvoir, most of my time nowadays seems to be taken up with looking after grand-children and relatives, but I do enjoy the occasional drop of wine, or whisky, and eating out with my wife Sandra. I have supported Aston Villa since childhood as I was brought up in Birmingham, not too far from Villa Park. I don't go to the ground to watch them any more but never miss a match when it is televised which for the last 10 years can be quite depressing.
Gill Mullis – Accounts Assistant
I began work after leaving school at Warwickshire County Council where I remained for 28 years - 27 of those years being in various roles within Finance. I then took early retirement and went to work for Belvoir Leamington Spa for a year in a Property Maintenance Role. I then went back to a Finance role within Age UK for 18 months and then an opportunity arose at Belvoir to job share with the Accountant and I have remained for over three years now. I am used to working with people at all levels and enjoy resolving queries promptly and efficiently.
Jean Priest – Accounts Assistant
Hello my name is Jean and I'm the new member of the Leamington Belvoir Team. I've joined as an Accounts Assistant. I've got over 25 years of accounts experience and was born and bred in Warwickshire. I'm married to John's cousin Pete and the stories I can tell you about them pair! I also have two grown up sons. When I'm not number crunching I love socialising with friends, listening to music, going on haunted tours as love anything spooky but most of my spare time is taken up looking after my zoo of rescued animals. I have two dogs, an African grey parrot and four Aylesbury ducks. I also donate to several animal charities as animal rescue is a real passion of mine.
Sarah Waugh – Saturday Lettings Assistant
Hi, I’m Sarah and one of my biggest passions is music, especially singing! After completing my degree in Popular Music, I travelled the world as part of a resident duo in hotels and aboard cruise ships. I’ve been so lucky to see such amazing places! I have also always loved houses and interior decor; I spend a fair amount of my spare time browsing property websites - probably too much time! Most of all, I love spending time with my close friends and family, especially my favourite pup Max!
Emil Niewiarowski – In-House Photographer
Hi, I'm Emil and I have a passion for property photography, my work has been featured in many magazines and I love making photos come alive! As times are moving on in Estate Agency, gone are the days of agents taking their own photos, it’s vital that we ensure we show our clients properties in the best light and that’s what I do best. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and love getting out on the golf course... when the weathers good.
Jack Warburton –
Hi I’m Jack and I am the baby of the Warburton family! I love to play with Tommy & Ralphie but we get up to a lot of mischief! I am also told I am loved every day, so I know I am a good boy really even when I chew the skirting boards!
Tommy Warburton –
Hi My name is Tommy and I am one of the much-loved family members of the Warburton family! I am told I am loved daily, so I guess that means I’m pretty special! This is me on the beach in Dorset when mum & dad took us away in their motorhome!
Ralphie Warburton –
Hi I’m Ralphie and I am the ‘grand-dog’ of Sue & John, my daddy is Conor Warburton but I like to stay with Tommy & Jack a lot so I get to play! I am also told I am loved every single day, so I am very happy because my previous ‘owners’ gave me away as they said they didn’t want me as they didn’t have time for me when I was a baby and I am no trouble, you can ask my nanny Sue! I’m a very happy little boy now!